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Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax was an American ethnomusicologist, best known for his numerous field recordings of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a musician himself, as well as a folklorist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in preserving folk music traditions in both countries, and helped start both the American and... Read More

BornJanuary 31, 1915
Austin, Texas, U.S.
DiedJuly 19, 2002 (aged 87)
Safety Harbor, Florida, U.S.
Occupation(s)Folklorist, ethnomusicologist, musician
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